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trulyviolet

New member
I'm trying to show how close a match the strand and earrings look when they're on even though the overtones are different. But my mirror shows a closer match than the camera is picking up. I wanted the look of a nice round WSS set (who doesn't, right?) but my budget was more in line with imperfect WSS earring pearls (slightly drop-shaped and slightly circled)) w/ a larger freshwater strand. :)

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they look wonderful to me
enjoy your night
 

Sanippy

New member
Thank you all! I'm so glad that I pulled the trigger on these pearls, I find myself reaching for them often.

Vi, yes I think your description is correct. Although the overtones vary between the pearls overall the strand appears very much silver with a hint of blue.
 
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mochiko42

New member
I'm trying to show how close a match the strand and earrings look when they're on even though the overtones are different. But my mirror shows a closer match than the camera is picking up. I wanted the look of a nice round WSS set (who doesn't, right?) but my budget was more in line with imperfect WSS earring pearls (slightly drop-shaped and slightly circled)) w/ a larger freshwater strand. :)

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They look great! I love that they go together as a set but are not identical. I think it adds a bit of interest to the eye. So beautiful! :)
 

Pareltje

New member
Fabulous pearls, sea urchin! The pearls simply glow!
Sunday pearls. Mirror metallic peach of approximately 9-10mm fwps with my bunch of metallic grapes
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BWeaves

Active member
I don't look for a day and you all post lots more goodies. Everything and everyone looks gorgeous.

I've ordered some Aron Alpha super glue from Rio Grande (per Hisano's recommendation). While I was at it, I ordered some locking tweezers (so I can position the emerald without getting glue and fingerprints all over everything. And one of the hook enhancers I've been ogling for some time, so I can hang my pearl drops off any necklace.
 

GemGeek

Pearlista
As for glue. I would also recommend super glue for emerald to emerald. Just make sure they are super clean and dry.

Super glue is amazing. I once had a button on a knitted wool coat break in half. I glued it back together with a wool fiber in between and it never broke again although it was washed and worn for at least two more winters. You had to look very closely to see that anything was amiss.

The hypo cement is great for finishing off knots and anything where you need a slight amount of give after the glue is dry. It's made for gluing crystals to the face of a watch so they can be removed later, so it isn't a good choice for a permanent bond on two hard surfaces. It worked great on gluing tiny pearls into my octopus earrings, but I would never use it on a ring.

The E6000 is interesting stuff. It really sticks disparate things together well and is stretchy. You have to yank hard to get things apart. I know this because I didn't trust how well it would hold so I tested it after it was dry.

Bob's head was glued with E6000...

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newberry

New member
Fabulous pearls, sea urchin! The pearls simply glow!
Sunday pearls. Mirror metallic peach of approximately 9-10mm fwps with my bunch of metallic grapes
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I am totally in love with this enhancer!!! I think I NEED to have one like it or sort of like it ;) I recall that one of our posters here has a similar one with multi-colored metallic pearls. Did you have it made or create it yourself? Anyway it is just eye popping lovely.
 

mochiko42

New member
Annoushka brown diamond hoop earrings with freshwater pearl drops.

I bought these more for the overall look rather than the quality of the pearls. I've loved the design ever since I saw the Duchess of Cambridge wear them. Posting these in case anyone was curious to see photos of them! :)

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Sanippy

New member
Gorgeous mochiko! I love the huggies, they look very well made - substantial and well proportioned and the brown diamonds are ever so romantic. The pearls are lovely and well matched and the great thing about these earrings is that you can find different drops to wear them with!
 

mochiko42

New member
Gorgeous mochiko! I love the huggies, they look very well made - substantial and well proportioned and the brown diamonds are ever so romantic. The pearls are lovely and well matched and the great thing about these earrings is that you can find different drops to wear them with!

I think it's great I can get different drops to wear with them. My husband just had a slightly concerned/bemused look when I told him that it meant I should get more drops to go with the hoops, lol!
 
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